A Few Words About Who we are

Handy Candy™ was the proud recipient of the Produce Marketing Association’s 2012 IMPACT AWARD for innovative packaging, National distribution, and Consumer/budget friendly. 

The cup size (net wt. 4oz) and shape lends itself to a variety of uses for the consumer. Is a USDA Bio-Preferred Product. Made from plant materials. Handy Candy™ Grape Tomatoes are selected for their sweet “candy” flavor. It must pass our test for both flavor profile and BRIX (sweetness). The display ready container, with its graphics and stacking ability, provides the retailer with numerous options for cross merchandising. Case’s available in a convenient 24/4oz display ready container

Where The Food Comes From

A few years ago, Mike Prather and his colleagues at Birmingham, AL’s Flavor Pic Tomato and the Alex Kontos Fruit Co. had a challenge. They had a great product – a sugar-sweet grape tomato – and an even better idea – marketing that tomato in snack-sized servings for moms and kids and on-the-go folks who care about what they eat. They knew the product and an on-the-go-container were hits – early sampling had shown them that. What they didn’t have was an idea that would get that product noticed by retail produce buyers. They came up with some sizzling solutions, as we found out on a visit to Birmingham for this feature that also aired on our broadcast partner The RFD-TV Network.

SPW & RFD-TV Spotlight On Birmingham's Alex Kontos And Handy Candy